U.S. develops "panic button" for democracy activists

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Ralphooo wrote:

Will this also be available in the U.S.? Strangely, I’m guessing no.

Mar 25, 2011 6:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Roshin wrote:

Big deal, still countries like China, Iran, and Cuba etc will bring in a new law that anybody having a phone with such an application, irrespective if used or not, will go to jail for 50 years by default, then what will Uncle Sam do??? Instead, the best approach is to let the UN take action through talks and negotiations and a policy of non interfearence, let the people decide.

Mar 25, 2011 7:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
randydutton wrote:

Criminals, drug cartels, human smugglers, prostitution rings, and terrorists all will LOVE the new AP. We have our progressives to thank for using taxpayer money to subsidize criminal activity.

Mar 25, 2011 8:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kwestin wrote:

Technology already exists that allows you to do this and more, GadgetTrak http://www.gadgettrak.com/products/mobile allows you to wipe data remotely and not just the address book, but also photos etc. The information is also encrypted and backed up into the cloud so that it is secure, the data is encrypted on the phone before being uploaded.

Mar 27, 2011 4:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
xvampyricx wrote:

Similar apps already exist that are not (at least directly) linked to the Government. I think McAfee makes one.
They go further, and allow you to Track your phone, Set off an alarm if stolen, Deactivate the phone and make it unaccessible, and Completely wipe the phone.

I would never use an app made by the Government, Who knows what else it does??

Mar 28, 2011 5:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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